Mr M. Park.
Published by Permission of Mr. Geo. Nicol by J. Sewell, 32 Cornhill July 1st. 1799.
Stipple, 160 x 120mm. 6¼ x 4¾". Crease through upper right edge of plate.
Portrait of Mungo Park (1771 - 1806), plate to the European Magazine. Park was a Scottish explorer in Africa, credited as the first Westerner to encounter the Niger River. He was supposedly drowned in the Niger on an expedition to find its source. He also wrote 'Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: performed in the years 1795, 1796 and 1797 [...]'.
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